Sometimes, love is a one-way street. No matter how badly we wanna be with someone, they may see us as just a friend.
That’s their right and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Well, we’ve identified 7 signs that your crush only wants to be there for nothing more.
1. You are always initiating.
Think deeply about all the times you’ve hung out with your crush.
Are you always the one suggesting it out? Are you the only one giving settle signs? Buying them coffee, or giving them little compliments?
Maybe you’ve made them move once or twice.
Have they done any of these things in return? Not? That might be a sign they’re just not feeling it.
2. You two only hang out in groups.
Are you ever alone with you crush? Or does it seem like there’s always one or two people hanging around as well.
Maybe this is just a coincidence. But if you never have a chance even just to spend a few hours alone together, then your crush probably just sees you as just a friend.
It’s not that they don’t value your company, some people feel more comfortable hanging out in a group setting with their friends.
3. They talk about their crushes with you.
Sometimes, people actually talk about their crushes with the people they like.
They might want to see if they get jealous, but for the most part; it’s a sign that they see as just a friend.
It’s definitely not a bad thing. After all, people only share these kinds of intent secrets with people they really trust.
Physically, they see you as a good listener, someone they can divide it.
Since they’re openly talking about other romantic partners with you, they probably don’t have romantic feelings for you.
4. You have already been friends for a while…
How long have you’ve known your crush?
Did you just meet them, or have you been crushing on them for a few years?
We’ll be honest, it’s not looking good if you’ve known them for quite a while, and you’ve already settled in a friendly relationship.
If it hasn’t bloomed into something more yet, it probably never will.
The most common reason is, that people don’t want to ruin a big friendship, or losing a close friend.
Of course, there are exceptions for this rule.
Sometimes, people that had been friends for years suddenly realize that they’re madly in love with each other. But if you’re not living a romantic comedy, it’s not likely.
5. Their body language says it all.
If you really can’t understand to read body language, It’s easy to tell if somebody’s attracted to you or not.
What you’re waiting for from your crush is open body language.
Examples would be open/outstretched palms or even uncrossed legs.
Closed body language includes things like clutching a bag tightly, crossed arms, and lack of eye contact.
Your crush might also make excuses to make physical contact with you if they like you.
If your crush isn’t exhibiting at least some level of body language, they probably don’t think of you in that way.
6. It’s awkward when you compliment them or do them favors.
No matter how hard they try, hiding our true feelings from them is almost impossible when we’re around our crushes.
The temptation to compliment them or to do them favors is just way too strong.
But if your crush sees you as just a friend, this comes out really awkward from their end.
No matter how smooth our loving gestures, you’re crossing the lines between friendship and romance.
It’s important to be aware when we make our crushes uncomfortable, and if your crush doesn’t see you light, they’re physically uncomfortable.
7. There is nothing wrong with being friends!
In case you’re realizing your crush does not feel the same way as you.
Although this realization may be disappointing, it’s important to look on the bright side. You need strong friendships in your life.
Your friends often stick around much longer than a romantic apartment. Ignore all that nonsense about the friend zone, and how terrible it is.
It’s just a different type of relationship. It’s just as strong as your romantic partnership.
Maybe even stronger in some cases, but just don’t reject your crush if they see you as a friend.
Instead, just embrace their friendship and see where it goes.